Events and News

We Cannot Wait to Meet You!

Every month the Youth Services Department provides special theme-based events and guest speakers in addition to our regularly scheduled programs. These events are perfect for a mixture of ages and are made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library and grants provided by the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation and Guilford Savings Bank.

Most of these programs take place during holidays, school minimum days, vacation weeks and throughout the summer months, so please continually check back to see what is up and coming!

Please note that all programming is subject to change and that visiting our home page and reading through our news and notices box will give you the most up to date information about date changes and cancellations.

Also, please realize that some events are age-specific and require registration. This allows us to plan accordingly and ensure we have enough supplies. To learn more about what we have to offer and how to register, head to our calendar.

For more information about any of programs and/or special events to do not be afraid to call or email.                 203. 488. 1441. ext.323                 youthservices@blackstonelibrary.org

Drop-in DIY: T-Shirt Grocery Bags

Tuesday, March 13

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Upcycle an old t-shirt into a new grocery bag!

Drop in to the auditorium anytime between 3-5 pm and make your own t-shirt grocery bag, or we’ll make it for you. Bring your own t-shirt and we’ll help you transform it into your own simple reusable grocery bag in minutes.  Want to add a little extra pizzazz? We’ll have fabric markers available for you to personalize your bag.

For all ages. Registration not required – grab a clean t-shirt you don’t mind cutting/sewing, and stop in!

Music Together: Music and Movement Class (Babies thru Age 5)

Friday, March 30

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join our friends from Musical Folk for a rhythm filled morning with a series of music and movement activities. The class uses a combination of musical instruments. recordings and sing-a longs to promote social, cognitive, physical and language skills. You do not have to be a fantastic musician or singer to enjoy – this is just another way to bond with your child through their natural draw towards all things musical and a great way to bring some musical tips and tricks back home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Gaming Together (All Ages)

Thursday, April 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring the family and play some of best modern board and card games! With over 30 games to choose from, we’ll have something for everyone. Playing together is a great way to relax, bond, and make family memories! Refreshments provided.

Registration required. To register, call 203-488-1441 x 318 or click here.